Summer

Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in various ministry areas that take place during the summer.

Our office strives to keep the listings below as up to date as possible. All postings have a trained and approved mentor in place. Please note that while these postings reflect the desire of certain ministries and churches to have a seminarian work with them, ministry opportunities for GCTS students are not limited to this list.


First Presbyterian Church Wellsboro

Site: 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, 16901
Phone: 570-724-2932
Website: Fpcwellsboro.org
Denomination: PC(USA)
Mentor: Rev. Michael Birbeck
Email: [email protected]
Position: Our small-town mentored ministry setting creates the ideal setting to show seminary students the value of ministering in a more rural area. We have a tentative, adaptable small-town mentored ministry tract that we are happy to share with any who are interested. The position would be adapted to the strengths, learning edges, and interest of the individual student. We are looking for a biblically grounded, Christ-centered, missionally focused individual, who has a genuine passion for helping people find Christ and grow in him. Someone who is positive, energetic, and a natural mobilizer and collaborator is desired.
Hours: minimum of 10 hours per week
Finances: $5000 total stipend for semester. We can help secure housing.
Time: 3 start-up periods each year – Fall semester: Sept-Dec.; semester: Jan – April; and Summer semester: May/June – Aug.
Travel Time: Site requires living in our town for the unit. We are 425 miles from campus.
Other: Wellsboro, Pennsylvania offers an ideal small-town ministry setting. As a jewel nestled in the mountains of Northcentral Pennsylvania, this close-knit community with all the character, and charm as well as some of the ministry challenges of small-town life offers a compelling rural experience. Our goal is to create a small-town mentored ministry setting that will show seminary students the value of ministering in a more rural area, with the hope that they become open to ministering in a small-town or rural location upon graduating seminary

Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church

Site: 305 Goldthwaite Rd. Whitinsville, MA.
Phone: 508-234-2838
Website: www.fairlawncrc.org
Denomination: Christian Reformed
Mentor: Joel Vande Werken
Email: [email protected]
Position: Fairlawn thoroughly enjoyed our experienced with a GCTS intern two summers ago, and has a strong desire to connection to our wider community which we feel would be enhanced by the energy and enthusiasm and intern could bring to the ministry God calls us to here.
We desire a student who loves the Lord Jesus who seeks to apply the message of the gospel to everyday life through worship leadership and pastoral care. As a congregation of the CRCNA, Fairlawn would give priority to students of a Reformed or Presbyterian background, though this is not strictly necessary. We also hope to identify an intern who expresses a deep care for people, both those already in the church and those who are not yet part of Christ’s people.

Hours:
40hrs/week
Finances: $600/week for ten weeks, with housing provided.
Time: Summer 2021-sometime between mid-May and Labor Day.
Travel Time: 70 miles (about 90 minutes)
Other: Fairlawn has a rich tradition of leadership and educational ministries, and a strong history of supporting world missions. We have a solid base of members who have a long history of involvement in the church, and in recent years have sought to be more intentional about reaching out to our neighbors. We are volunteer based and have a well-structured approach to ministry. However, we have also tried to find ways to allow these structures to help us be graciously inviting and hospitable in a gospel-centered way to those who come through our doors. COVID has brought significant challenges to Fairlawn’s ministry (as it has for many churches) but it has also provided opportunities to rethink traditional ways of being church and sharing the gospel in our community, and we would welcome the energy of an intern who wants to help us think through such issues.

 

First Congregational Church of Yarmouth

Youth Director

SITE: 329 Main Street (Route 6A) Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
PHONE: (508) 362-6977
MENTOR: Reverend Will Vaus
WEBSITE: www.fccyarmouth.org
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: The youth director oversees the entire Sunday School program on Sunday mornings, and special events for children/ families in the program, recruits, trains and supports Sunday School teachers, and will work closely with the Senior Minister to facilitate children’s participation in worship. We are looking for someone who is kind and passionate about children and youth ministry. Someone who is able to adapt to change, has integrity, and who’s morals and values align with what we believe in all circumstances.
HOURS: 40 hrs
FINANCIAL: TBD and Housing is provided
TIME FRAME: Summer
TRAVEL TIME: approximately 1hr 50 min
OTHER: The First Congregational Church of Yarmouth is a small church located in a community largely composed of retirees on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We have a full- time staff on one Senior Minister and four part-time staff. We are looking for a summer intern in youth and children’s ministries to serve a small number of youth and children in our congregations and to reach out to children and youth in our community. This position may develop, in time, into a year-round opportunity. The Youth Director Summer Intern will help shape and lead a comprehensive program for children agers 0-18 at our church.

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